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post #41 of 1275 (permalink) Old 04-30-2012, 09:13 PM
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I appreciate the comment. Its a lot to take in, and it was good to for the control riders, who are actually experienced GOOD riders, give me advice and follow their lines and have them follow my lines, and tell me how to improve. (I have had a lot of trouble finding people to ride with on the street, let alone ones I can get advice from) And honestly after the first two sessions, I thought it was nice to ride, but wasnt quite worth the money. Before the third session, I asked the control riders to push me, and they told me to follow their lines. What a world of difference it was. Helped a lot, but I still have a ton to learn at the track.

The single hardest thing I had trouble with, was trying to forget the left side of the asphalt is NOT oncomming traffic any more. That seriously hurt my lines.
Im not real experienced my self, but I do A LOT of conversing at the track with coaches and riders and I honestly never heard any one have that problem....which now comes off as odd to me because it seams legit, lol.

You were with NESBA right? You should def try a day with TPM if at all possible. Youll be amazed at how helpful their coaches can be for the beginners. Not knocking NESBA I only did one day with them.



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Im not real experienced my self, but I do A LOT of conversing at the track with coaches and riders and I honestly never heard any one have that problem....which now comes off as odd to me because it seams legit, lol.

You were with NESBA right? You should def try a day with TPM if at all possible. Youll be amazed at how helpful their coaches can be for the beginners. Not knocking NESBA I only did one day with them.
Yea, rode with NESBA, but am definitely planning a day with TPM down at the new NCBIKE track this summer while my brother is at his internship in Richmond. Since he and my grandmother are both about an hour from that track. "Last Week" said how much he loved the track, and Ive watched a few vids of it that has me stupid excited.

The NESBA guys were definitely helpful when I asked them. Like I said first track day for me, so there was some obvious things they critiqued me about at first, then left me alone until I asked, because at that point I was lapping all the other beginners, other then my brother. They had much bigger issues with other riders to go over then me. The last session, the older of the two control riders actually told me I was doing awesome. Right after he was pretty much yelling at someone else lol, so that made me feel pretty good about my first day.

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Yea, rode with NESBA, but am definitely planning a day with TPM down at the new NCBIKE track this summer while my brother is at his internship in Richmond. Since he and my grandmother are both about an hour from that track. "Last Week" said how much he loved the track, and Ive watched a few vids of it that has me stupid excited.

The NESBA guys were definitely helpful when I asked them. Like I said first track day for me, so there was some obvious things they critiqued me about at first, then left me alone until I asked, because at that point I was lapping all the other beginners, other then my brother. They had much bigger issues with other riders to go over then me. The last session, the older of the two control riders actually told me I was doing awesome. Right after he was pretty much yelling at someone else lol, so that made me feel pretty good about my first day.
I gotcha. I think I misread your post to think that they were basically ignoring you till you asked.



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Sort of, at first after they saw me they had me follow their lines, because I was doing it like I would on the street. (Again, left side is mentally oncoming traffic lol) so I followed them, and basically never saw them again, and seriously lapped everyone atleast once, sometimes twice or more. There were some very, very slow riders there. And then for personal gain, I had asked them for a little more critiquing on the last session. Because I was basically riding alone at that point. I do hope to get moved up in class soon, to ride with more people who are better riders then myself.

After the last session, I was hooked though. I think once I find the race line and practice at it, thats when the addiction starts lol

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When It clicks that you have the whole track to play with it gets really fun!

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I recommend doing art 1 with tpm even tho its not going to be your first day. Sounds like you'll come out confident in your line and hauling ass.



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i recommend doing art 1 with tpm even tho its not going to be your first day. Sounds like you'll come out confident in your line and hauling ass.
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I recommend doing art 1 with tpm even tho its not going to be your first day. Sounds like you'll come out confident in your line and hauling ass.
Is that a separate thing? I havent signed up for TPM yet, so I am not too sure how things work with them yet. (Not that I knew about NESBA, lol I just joined them and went)

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I said those same words, I haven't got a pay increase since I've said it either and I am I think, 7 track days deep?

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Thanks last week!

That day, I improved my track time by 10 seconds. Thanks Dave Moss for setting my suspension up!

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Yea no doubt, a suspension set up is a huge mod improvement for little cash.

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Nice pics I've got to do this track.

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I need to get a older bike that I can throw around on the track. Can't lean her down on the street like the track.
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Wow! ...and are those Q2's??
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Nice Pic of the Elbowz!!! I love this F'n thread It's full of WIN!!

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nice video. man in the pics your suspension is compressed
what pressures you run on those gpa's
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Wow! ...and are those Q2's??
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Nice Pic of the Elbowz!!! I love this F'n thread It's full of WIN!!
Thanks!! The track threads are the only ones I check anymore! Haha

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what pressures you run on those gpa's
Those are just the Dunlop Q2s. Lol. I was running 28 and 30 psi. It was 100 plus degrees out there.. Definitely lookin to make an upgrade soon on the tires.

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Those are just the Dunlop Q2s. Lol. I was running 28 and 30 psi. It was 100 plus degrees out there.. Definitely lookin to make an upgrade soon on the tires.
Might I make a suggestion as I finally got to a point where my Q2's were slipping all the time.

Look at either Bridgestone BT-003RS or S20's, they are street legal and have a bit more grip than the Q's or I just got a set of Pirelli Pro Slicks. They are on the hard side for slicks so even though they are 400$ you can get 2 endurance races out of them. That is 8 hours of racing. So they last a lot longer than the Q's and You just have to warm them up good on the first lap. A little tire spin on the exits but they are predictable and grip awesome at full lean.
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